Nice and Lorient signed a draw (1 – 1) this Sunday, in the match corresponding to date 28.
With a goal from Abdoul Meité, they began winning the visit in the middle of the first half, however, at 77 minutes into the second half, Gaëtan Laborde managed to equalize for the locals.
Montassar Talbi had the opportunity to increase the difference, but the post denied him the cry for a goal after 62 minutes of the second stage.
Nice made a total of 18 shots on target but it was not enough to turn the result around. According to the statistics, 6 shots ended up in the goal and 11 ended up outside.
The figure of the party was Abdoul Meité. The Lorient defender was important for scoring 1 goal and taking 5 balls out of the danger area.
Gaëtan Laborde was another outstanding player. The Nice striker showed his best level by scoring 1 goal and shooting 3 times at the opposite goal.
It was a duel with game locked, marked by interruptions and fouls. There were 2 cautioned: Vito Mannone and Igor Silva. Igor Silva was sent off for a direct red card in the 93rd minute of the second half.
Nice coach Didier Digard stopped the starting eleven in a 3-5-2 formation with Kasper Schmeichel in goal; Pablo Rosario, Jean-Clair Todibo and Dante Bonfim on the defensive line; Alexis Beka, Hicham Boudaoui, Khéphren Thuram-Ulien, Melvin Bard and Aaron Ramsey in the middle; and Gaëtan Laborde and Nicolas Pépé in attack.
For their part, those chosen by Regis Le Bris entered the field of play with a 4-5-1 scheme with Vito Mannone under the three sticks; Igor Silva, Abdoul Meité, Montassar Talbi and Vincent Le Goff in defense; Laurent Abergel, Romain Faivre, Enzo Le Fée, Jean-Victor Makengo and Théo Le Bris in midfield; and Bamba Dieng up front.
The judge chosen to lead the match at Le Grand Stade was Ruddy Buquet.
For the following date, Nice will act as a visitor against Angers and Lorient will visit Lille.
With this result, the host accumulates 44 points throughout the contest and occupies seventh place. For its part, the visit adds 44 units and is located in eighth place.
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